Central Information Commission 2nd Floor, Room No. 305 B-Wing, August Kranti Bhawan Bhikaji Kama Place New Delhi Case No. CIC/SS/A/2011/000668 Name of Appellant : Sh. Ashim Kumar Sarkar Name of Respondent : CPIO / FAA, Geological Survey of India, Easter
The Commission has received a appeal dated 14.03.2011 from Sh.
Ashim Kumar Sarkar, u/s 18 of the RTI Act, 2005, against the Geological Survey of
India, Eastern Region, Kolkata stating that the first appellate authority has not decided his
first appeal dated 2.02.2011 pertaining to his RTI request dated 14.12.2010.
2. Perused the documents submitted by the Appellant. It is observed that appellant’s
RTI request dated 14.12.2010 was replied to by the CPIO, Geological Survey of India,
Eastern Region, Kolkata vide letter No. 60/GSI/ER/MIV/RTI/Corrs./2010 dated
3. The appellant filed his first appeal on 2.02.2011 before the AA, M/o Mines,
Shastri Bhwan, New Delhi, which was not decided by AA.
4. In order to avoid multiple proceedings under section 19 and 18 of the RTI Act,
viz., appeal and complaints, the matter is remitted to AA, M/o Mines, Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi (along with a copy of complaint), with the following directions:
i) In case the first appeal dated 2.02.2011 not been disposed of by AA he
should dispose of the first appeal by passing a speaking order, after hearing the parties in
the matter, within two weeks of receipt of this order.
ii) In case AA has already disposed of the first appeal, he should furnish a
copy of his order to the appellant within one week of receipt of this order.
iii) A copy of first appellate authority order should also be endorsed to the
5. In case the appellant is not satisfied with the decision of First Appellate Authority,
he is at liberty to file a second appeal afresh before the Commission, under section 19(3),
along with appeal u/s 18, if any, within the prescribed time limit.
The appeal is disposed of with above directions.
Authenticated true copy
(K. K. Sharma)
OSD & Dy. Registrar
1. Sh. Ashim Kumar Sarkar
Stores Manager, M.M. Division
Geological Survey of India, Eastern Region,
Dharitri Building, 40GNBlock, SectorV, Salt Lake,
2. The Public Information Officer
Geological Survey of India
3. The First Appellate Authority